Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

For a guaranteed space and to avoid disappointment at busier times (weekends, school & bank holidays), please book your parking in advance. Do not park on verges, local roads or where parking restrictions are in place.

Ancient royal hunting forest

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Please book ahead before visiting 

You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Hatfield Forest National Nature Reserve. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and you will need to book your car parking space by 3pm the day before your visit. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Hatfield Forest (14 June - 20 June)

Tue 15 Jun 2021
Book your timed car parking at Hatfield Forest.

Open Air Theatre

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Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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Children creating art from leaves, twigs and bark

Learning at Hatfield Forest

Unfortunately we are not able to offer led school visits in 2021. We are currently working on downloadable resources which you will be able to use at your school or on a self-led visit to Hatfield Forest. If you would like to book a self-led visit, please email Niamh.carton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

Hatfield Forest Explorer Groups

We have had to suspend or monthly Explorer groups for the time being.